Rotherhithe Beer Guide: Your Rotherhithe guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Rotherhithe

64 /100 185 LOWER RD
“Standard medium sizes Spoons. At around 11:00am on a Friday it was relatively busy and most of the other punters were pensioners. We were supposed to meet the guy organising the pub crawl outside the nearby underground station but he decided he didn't like the look of the area so met us in the pub instead. Stuck to cans of Six Pointes. Kinda pointless reviewing places like this really.“
BeardedAvenger 145 days ago
60 /100 185 LOWER RD
“We had breakfast here early on a Saturday morning before doing the London Beer Mile starting at Fourpure Brewery. So this spoons is an excellent base for the LBM, barely 15 minutes walk from Fourpure. Classic, medium-sized JDW with an L-shaped room, 10 cask ales and decent breakfast as usual. Great flower decorations outside. (Visited with Finn, 29.09.2018).“
Rune 919 days ago
74 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Probably one of the nicest pubs I have ever visited in England. What a lovely old un spoilt gem!
A highly recommendable place to visit. About 15 min walk from Canada water tube station.
Lovely location by the river Thames. Solid brown interior. Not much in shape, but well taken care of!
If you get a place at the patio with the magic river view, you are lucky!
Also a better beer selection than many of its kind. Constantly changing. So we beer nerds will also enjoy a visit here. Good pub food!
Highly recommendable!“
Cunningham 1303 days ago
62 /100 101 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST
“Another one of these old British gems. Lovely location by the river Thames. Nothing is in shape her. Magic to sit at the second floor by the windows with a nice Sam Smith. The problem with the beer selection is that it is only Sam Smith. I really enjoy their beers. But it could be interesting with something else.
I absolutely recommend this place. But I suggest you have one pint, suck in the atmosphere and move yourself 10 min further down the Thames.
There you ll find Mayflower. Probably one of the nicest pubs in England! Also a better beer selection.“
Cunningham 1303 days ago
70 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Visited on quiet Sunday morning after opening. Absolutely great view to Thames. Dark, old, cozy place. Had one pint and sausage selection which were OK. Ambiance is great but nothing special for just beer enthuastists.“
VastActiv 1312 days ago
72 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Nice dark and dingy bar on the river, beer range was surprisingly decent for a GK bar, none of their own cask in sight (well Belhaven, but I don't imagine much of that ends up in London) and a couple of interesting guests. Good to visit if in the area, but not worth going out of your way for.“
Scotty001 1315 days ago
66 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Visited a few of times over the years. Another classic, and ancient, riverside pub in Rotherhithe. Unlike it’s near neighbour, the Angel, more of the old warehouses and commercial buildings around have been retained (although put to other uses these days) so it doesn’t seem to divorced from its surroundings. If you’ve seen old films and TV shows featuring waterborne scenes on the Thames there’s good chance you’ve seen the view of the Mayflower from the river. Never used to have much of interest in the beer department but, reading the other reviews, it seems things may have improved, albeit not enough to make it a beer destination, in recent times. May be time for me to pay another visit.“
chriso 1485 days ago
64 /100 101 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST
“Visited a couple of times over the years. A classic riverside pub with an enviable location. I’d assume this pub was once part of a bustling dockside area but, when I first came here, it stood rather forlorn in a bit of a wasteland that had lost its industry but not been redeveloped. Now there’s a lot of rather souless modern housing all around it. These days its a Sam Smiths pub and, as usual with their pubs, the interior jhas been tastefully restored and you know what you’ll be getting beer-wise (not cask in this one).“
chriso 1485 days ago
78 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Great place with 10+ taps and great ambiance“
Lore 1620 days ago
66 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Been here a couple of times. Firstly on a Sunday for lunch and it was pleasant enough. Good food. Secondly on a Friday evening. when the pub was absolutely rammed. Had to stand in a corner until a table on the Thames side terrace became free. Not going to complain about the overcrowding because it’s deserved, adequate choices of beers and a picturesque pub. The only negative point I found was staff arguing with each other and then slagging off their colleagues when serving me! All getting a bit hectic!“
BeardedAvenger 1731 days ago
70 /100 101 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST
“I would echo the only other review of the Angel. The cut-off screens make this place really stand out. Surprised people don’t injure themselves when ducking down through the partitions - H&S have not got involved! The pub was extremely busy on Friday evening, which it deserves to be. Also made a change because a couple of the other pubs we’d tried had been closed on a Friday afternoon?!“
BeardedAvenger 1731 days ago
66 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“Visited on 25th Feb 2016. Riverside pub a few minutes stroll from Rotherhithe overground station. Dripping with history with a covered and heated outdoor area it’s pretty trad inside. House beer is rebadged Hardy and Hanson Kimberly ale I was informed by staff. Decent range of guests cask beer from around the UK. Quality decent. Prices OK. It’s not really a beer destination but is a decent little pub.“
WingmanWillis 1878 days ago
72 /100 101 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST
“We visited here on the penultimate Thames Tipple on Saturday 23rd May 2015. This was our fifth pub visit of the day. This was yet another wonderful Thameside pub on this Thames Tipple, all of the places we’d been to today were steeped in history and very characterful, this Sam Smiths pub was no exception, in fact much like The Mayflower I was amazed that this wasn’t already on Ratebeer, seems like the pubs of Rotherhithe are rarely visited or just getting a raw deal. You enter from the LH side of the pub the bar is ahead of you and is centrally located and accessible from three sides with the front access the most interesting as it is via a cute little screened off partitioned room that you have to duck to go through to. The wooden panelling here to this room is really low I ducked a lot and I am relatively short. A nice terrazzo floor seems to be throughout the pub. It has a lovely historic interior, lots of wood panelling. There is seating all around the outside of bar in each of the rooms. There are two further rooms at rear which offer great views of the Thames and the London skyline, perhaps the best views of the day, with Tower Bridge looking magnificent and most of the capitals high rise buildings all visible. This is yet another example of a classic Sam Smiths pub. Beer choice was as you’d expect i.e. just Sam Smiths, but as they also have a decent range of their own bottled beers there was plenty to choose from and another new rate for me with the immensely chocolatey Organic Chocolate Porter. Thoroughly enjoyed it here. “
Fin 2153 days ago
70 /100
Mayflower (Bar)
117 ROTHERHITHE STREET
“We visited here on the penultimate Thames Tipple on Saturday 23rd May 2015. This was our first pub visit of the day, however me and Loz had already been to Kernel earlier and had a couple. It is a bit tricky to suggest which public transport is the best as I guess it depends which way you are coming from and your mode of transport. We walked from Kernel which was about 20 minutes but for many the Overground station at Rotherhithe will perhaps be the quickest way to get here, in fact it was only a few minutes walk away. This pub is right by the river, it’s a lovely old historic pub with acres of blackened wood inside, it reeks history and feels all creaky and old. As you enter the bar is straight ahead and I was surprised to see that it had six handpump offerings from the likes of Nethergate, Dark Star, West Berkshire, Robinsons, a beer brewed for them called Mayflower Scurvy Ale though I suspect it may just be a relable though I never enquired, and finally Magna Carta which was a GK offering . There were even more Keg choices, however other than Punk IPA most of the others were all too familiar and seen everywhere, though I guess you could almost say the same of Punk IPA these days. I didn’t read up on this place but have had a quick look since and understand that it got its name from being the original mooring point of the Pilgrim Father’s ship the Mayflower. The pub is 16th Century. I never fully explored the pub, but it was quite dark and seemed to have a lot of nooks and crannies, I would imagine disabled access might be tricky. We headed straight out the back to sit on the Patio area and take in the views of the Thames and the London skyline, in fact we could also see our next two ports of call, namely the Town of Ramsgate and Captain Kidd pub’s across the water in Wapping. I liked this place, I think it would be equally good sat inside here in the depths of winter as it was on a Saturday in late May.“
Fin 2154 days ago
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